Task Consequences of Long-term Confinement and Hypobaric Hypoxia on Immunity in the Antarctic Concordia Environment (CHOICE) (Completed)
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: Choice
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
Funding Status: Completed - Task completed and produced a deliverable
Procurement Mechanism(s):
In the unique environment of the Concordia station, stress-dependent immune-modulation due to both confinement and hypoxia can be simultaneously  investigated  with the following aims:
  1. Assessment and understanding of stress-associated immune changes that results from confinement living under moderate hypobaric hypoxia comparable to those possible living situations in future lunar habitats where air pressure and oxygen may be lowered for technical and financial reasons.
  2. Work out for the rationale for the development of adequate countermeasures to counterbalance the potential risk of confinement and hypoxia-induced immune and health changes.

Integration/Unique Aspects: TBD